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. >> democracy is at its best when they all have a seat at the table. but in america there's a big gap. we need more women in office. >> men hold 82% of the seats in the house of representatives. a decade ago, our nation ranked ninth 57 nations as a percentage of women in congress. today we are 92nd. out of 50 governors come just five are women. that's 10%, the same percentage as the number of women mayors in the 100 largest cities. out of more than 7000 state legislators, fewer than one in four are women. that's barely higher than it was two decades ago. at this rate women will be underrepresented in the united states for another 500 years. a century ago in 1920, the decades long struggle for women to win the righ right to vocal e in the 19th amendment to the constitution. inspired by that struggle, representation 2020 takes on this centrist challenge for women. we must have parity for women in office. that will happen when any given election a woman is just as likely as a man to win and in any given legislature, women will be just likely told them. i founded the white house project where we t
. if you work 20 years in america, paid into social security, on someone else's number and you can prove it, not worth anything. .. must present a government i.d. with a photo. the employer enters this into a computer in the e-verify system and watches for the photograph to come up. if the official government photograph for that name doesn't match the one that they have in their hand, you can't be hired. so this is going to make the work place a lot tougher and any employer who hires someone who doesn't match up, they're subject to fines an penalties. and finally, i think it was hector who told the story about overstaying a visitors visa. 40% of the undocumented people in america overstayed their visas, visitors, tourists whatever they may be. we'll have a system under this law that will track people not only as they come in on visas but as they leave on visas. this is a tough enforcement bill and those who say it isn't haven't taken a look at it. when it comes to the border, i will tell you something i had to grit my teeth as they put another 700 miles of fence and billion dollars on the b
to the role that america has played in that region for a long time. now, it's important that people know that, to get your point, because it's important for people understand what we're doing, why we're doing it, to understand first of all that our alliances are strong and we stand behind our alliances. second, that we are not picking a fight with anyone. we are not trying to militarize a situation there. we would like what has been happening in decades past to keep going. democracy has been spreading across -- prosperity has been spreading to a huge economic and political development and a part of world without any conflict at all. so that's the fight that we have on the pivot and that's why we're doing it and that's why we're saying what we're doing. nobody it's the wrong idea by the duty provided the of why we're doing it spent we only had a couple of minutes left and mechanical of our time because the to the invoke year is they put us on planes and send us back. we will take two questions. kimberly and no here. we'll take a cu key and then you can pick which one you're answering. >> you m
with strong economics, and we are weaker with bad economics. the problems in latin america, the countries that are in trouble, they will affect us because the problems that goes on in those countries will spillover into the stable partners that we need. we need the neighbors to be just as stable. >> think you're absolutely right. i think that the future lies in understanding that despite the pivot to asia, the intention that is being brought to bear on china, the huge market, the huge challenges and opportunities, the americans are unique. a set of common, core values that bind the americas together. human capital is our most important asset. diversity of that human capital. i was born in mexico. half armenian. i now live in the united states. this human capitol that we had, it's complement's. this is the future promise. that is what we have to bind together, whether it is, you know, through the tpp and expanded trade agreement that will bind the countries that believe in that core set of values. it is providing the issues that are not put on the table in naphtha when it was initiated bac
to everything in america, not only will you not get care tomorrow, we'll take the dollars you use to get care today, and the supreme court said that was an outrageous use of federal power. seems like there's lots of examples in the history, and in our present of using the tax code to treat some people in some states differently than we do people in other state, and to use the affordable care act as a hammer, not an approach, but the stick. did you consider those things -- do you agree with my analysis of those two circumstances as they exist today, and did you consider those in the analysis that you performed? congressman, yes, we are aware of the provisions that you -- >> the stick approach opposed to the cater approach. >> as i said in the review of the legislative history, the floor debates, there's no evidence that there was any discussion of the carrot stick approach in connection with the premium tax credits. >> okay. but it is consistent with past irs practice to treat folks in some states differently than we treat folks in other states based on statute? only those with income taxes ge
. i think everything you said it plays into shaping that america for the future which will be different than we see today. >> great comment. lisa? >> i have a whole list. [laughter] first full employment would be awesome and 50 years to be about to say that we started somewhere in the 2020's mabey. we worked on this. you know, i just want to also talk about the fact we are in the house of labor and, you know, there's been a long history of pacific islanders in the history in the labour movement and in a union organizing and i feel like there are many, many causes that could be framed so they could get behind whether so it was the strikes in california. there are so many labor leaders but i think that it is a large rate of incarceration and racial profiling and the south asian community very much relates to that. i think the issue with photo id. you've got older african-americans and immigrants who are like, you know that is something we can mobilize a lot more. living wages and jobs. to work on a lot of the safety net ground nobody really talks about that anymore. ther
the deputy special coordinator for middle east transitions. the author of freedom on steady, the america's response and the role in every democracy. the third speaker at the end is michele dunne and she is vice president at the atlantic council and is there a director of the atlantic council rfik hariri center for middle east. her prior work also includes being the associate at the carnegie endowment for international peace, a visiting assistant professor at georgetown and the middle east specialist at the united states state department. while the state department she assumed many roles and assignments including the director of middle east and africa, the u.s. embassy and egypt and the national security staff. she was also the u.s. secretary of state policy planning staff member, the u.s. consulate general in jerusalem, and she was also with the bureau of intelligence and research. as you can see we have a wonderful team of experts who are going to answer the questions and on what is happening in egypt. so if you could help me warm them. [applause] >> thanks, monica. i'm going to start w
, but they're not essential. what you need to do given that america's economy has so much promise right now, what you need to do is just sort of tip the curve on how we're increasing the debt. and if we lower our, maybe lower our expectations a little, we can wind up in a reasonable place, at least for the next five or ten years. now, long term it's a big challenge and, of course, alice rivlin and others have written eloquently about this, and petraeus and i aren't going to solve that problem. but in the short term, if you had a modest increase in income tax rates or a modest cap on reductions the way mitt romney was proposing last year and you had a couple of tenths a percent change in the cost of living for social security recipients that would accumulate over time, you could achieve, essentially, and a couple of other -- let's say half the cuts, a third to half the cuts in the discretionary accounts that sequestration would impose, if you do that, you've basically at least prevented the debt from getting bigger relative to the size of the economy. and then all the things we have going fo
of challenges as well, and i think everything you said here, of course, plays into shaping america for the future, which will be a very different country than what we see today. >> all right, great comments, lisa, would you like to? >> sure, i have a whole list. >> okay, good, i want to hear the list of the future. [laughter] >> well, first is multiracial people's movement for full employment would be awesome in 50 years to say we started somewhere in the 2020s maybe -- [laughter] we have to work on this, you know, i just wanted to also talk about the fact that, you know, we're in the house of labor, and there's a long history of asian-americans, pacific islanders in the history in the labor movement in the union organizing and i feel like there are many, many causes that could be framed as things that asian americans and others could get behind so whether it was, you know, the strikes with the -- with the -- in california with the grapes, and, you know, there's so many labor leaders, but i think that the large race of -- high race of incarceration and racial profiling, the communi
how to handle the protection of health in america. the public health agencies of the state level. i saw a tremendous opportunity and omb didn't care that much about what i was doing over the department. so they gave me a lot of flexibility to build the local and state public health systems. so we put a tremendous amount of money in that. then anthrax came and nobody the was worried about the threat came and since homeland security hadn't been created the department of health and human services was the place to go. so everybody gave up pretty much a blank check to develop the public health system. on the food safety if you remember correctly i was very passionate about the food safety as i figured the was the next place all over america and we were supposed to protect 80% of the food under our jurisdiction to you go see a tremendous possibility. we would put a lot of money into that and then we also had a president by the name of cheney who felt that it was absolutely necessary to ratch all of the protections we possibly could, and so it was pretty much put the money in the pot of he
contributions for america. this panel focuses on the economic effects of naturalization. from dallas, this is about one hour. >> a pleasure to be here. i worked for closed with president bush when he was in the white house trying to advance immigration reform in the last battle and so it's a pleasure for me to be back in his beautiful new house, talking about immigration. so thank you to this institute. i want to harken back as we get started to the ceremony that we saw this morning combat incredible moving ceremony because what we're going to talk about here today is not just out immigration is good for america, but have naturalization and citizenship actually even ups the ante and makes immigrants even more beneficial for the united states. to benefit themselves, but it's also a benefit for the country. so the very people we saw this morning when they came in the door, they were great for america but as they went out the door their even more. they will be even more of an asset. we will delve deeper into that. what i want to give him a couple of minutes at a moderate is framing a li
it comes to transportation in america. tiger grants so that communities can bill the roads they need. money to rebuild bridges that are falling down. airports in massachusetts, illinois and florida. it has the housing and urban development program in it as well. housing for poor people, housing for veterans. well, it came to a procedural vote today on the floor. it was a dramatic moment. the senator from maine, the republican senator who has worked on this for so long, stood up and begged her colleagues on the republican side to join her in moving this bill forward. she put in a lot of work and she went through this long list of 85 different amendments that have been considered on this bill, how everybody has had their chance if they wanted to change it. senator murray of washington said the same thing. and then the republican leader, senator mcconnell, came to the floor and said i'm asking all the republicans to vote no. vote no because we have not reached an agreement on the budget resolution. we have not reached an agreement on the total amount of money we'll spend next year. so they all
of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington d.c., august 1, 2013. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable brian schatz a senator from the state of hawaii, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: patrick j. leahy, president pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: i note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: i have a few matters -- the presiding officer: we are in a quorum call. mr. reid: i'm going to consent to terminate it. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, following leader remarks, the senate will be in morning business until 11:00 this morning. the time until that will be equally divided and controlled bet
told this reporter the great thing about america is there's all these jobs. that's not something americans think, like there's all these jobs. the other thing on these immigrants said was, the other great thing about america is that if you work hard you can get ahead in this country. >> i was here in texas a month or two ago, and it was a small business, just one little taxi come and the driver was an immigrant. i asked him about his experience when he came to america. he said when i arrived it was like i was woken up and i had these opportunities. >> i think it's kind of ambitious drive that is unique to immigrants. let's face it, there's -- 99% of the people in the world never move from where the girl. watauga but the 1% of people are ambitious enough and courageous enough to leave your homeland is a very courageous thing to do. so this is as an economist, i just think this is one of the kind of innate advantages of having immigration. number one, they are preselected for kind of economic success. and number two, this gets back to my point about china, let's face it, the bigges
is the export and import of the american manned ships with items made in america and the foreign land ships with products made in foreign lands. if there is not a balance there, why would we want to have more foreign ships? how many are we going to lose? >> host: okay. >> guest: in the port of virginia i can tell you that our ratio import-export is about 50/50 which is a great base to be so from this country we are seeing like i said before we are sending over you know paper pulp and logs and agriculture and then we are importing those foreign finish things that are made elsewhere. now in the united states there is a huge push push to reassure some offshore manufacturing so the port of virginia wants to be the conduit for trade. >> host: you said it's 50/50, pretty much equal between exports and imports. why does that matter do you think? >> guest: we want commerce coming and going from both manufactures, producers agriculture in the united states. those farmers and businesses want places to send their goods and so there is a demand oversees so we have to pay attention to both export and im
to corporate america about that one. maybe 75 days, two or three quarters max. but we make the long-term projections and in this the short term projection. one huge question i have that a lot of us had is the uncertainty just in the out years? we all know there's a huge amount of uncertainty about tomorrow. we're willing to go tomorrow? where will interest rates go tomorrow? based on what ben bernanke says or any other number of people. there could be an awful lot of fluctuation that can happen in the very near term. we saw earlier today would have been in the stock market over a brief period of time i think on jim's slide hitting it so we do not in our models in the deterministic models have that much enormous deflection in the near term. we have more deflection in the long term. but there's one other aspect of it. our stochastic model evin is based on having the individual parameters flecha bate around the extent to which the year to year fluctuations are in the past. we don't have built in either perimeter of certainty or what we sort of think of as the sort of central tendency v
as president of the united states of america and as a black man to convey to people who do not think they are racist the kind of things that happened to him in terms of locked doors and everything. because no one will come out to you and say i made racist. they don't think they are recessed until you actually call them out on something. we need to have more of a discussion. you also need to help your friends as they do things they do not believe that's racist to kind of pull them aside and say now do you know how that made me feel? do you know when you just did? no, i'm not a racist. but you need to tell them and have a discussion in the silo. race is a very uncomfortable thing to talk about. >> do you want to come in here, delia? >> this makes me sad because it goes back to the 150 years how long this is going to take when we think of trayvon martin as a policy response we need to help more young boys who are in trouble. trayvon martin was a kid going to restore. he wasn't a high school dropout. he was not someone who had been adjudicated. he wasn't all those things. these are norma
's terrific. thank you, dr. william. -- thompson. she's president and ceo of america's health insurance plan which is the trade association for america's health insurance plans. she's been working for the plans for -- i can't believe this twenty years or so. before that, she directed the work on employee benefits. she was on the professional staff of what is now the senate health committee, karen is here to it share a bit what her members are encountering as they prepare for the full scale implementation of the major aca provision including exchanges. both the federally facilitated exchange and the state base exchange over the coming months or weeks as the case may be. karen, thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you, ed. good afternoon, everyone. it's terrific to participate on this wonderful panel, and i look forward to questions as well. i have four slides after this one. what i true to is anticipate the great information that would be imparted already. i knew i have batting clean up here. i thought i would do is give you a birds' eye perspective from the through the prism of the
in lieu of informational text only. so america's seeing two paths in front of us; choice or centralized education by the common core national standards. so we have a choice to make. are we going to be a self-governing society, or are we going to be a society or a people governed by despotism? it's going to start with education. >> we'd like to get your thoughts on college costs, the student loan programs and the government's role in education tonight as we open our phone lines and take your facebook comments and tweets. we'll hold a town hall starting at 7:30 eastern on our companion network, c-span. but coming up in just under an hour we'll bring you live remarks from president obama as he kicks off his two-day bus tour on college affordability. the president's speech at the state university of new york buffalo beginning at 11:05 eastern will be life here on c-span2. and on c-span this morning, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius on the impact of health care law on the latino period. the open enrollment period is scheduled to begin on october 1st of this year. you can
banks with massive distributed servers attacks. serial attacks against bank of america, wells fargo, jpmorgan chase. the list goes on. i tal talked to one officer whod on a normal weekday you and i hit their website about 15,000 times a minute to cash a check or move our money. they are getting 3 billion hits a minute at the height of the iranian attacks. so a lot more disruption. they're stealing your stuff, disrupting your network, and then finally using this domain up here to trade affects not confined to my thumb, but treating affects down here. and the most dramatic example of that, of course, is stuxnet which detroit about 1000 centrifuges. stuxnet almost what i conducted by a nationstate because it's too complicated to be done in a garage or in your basement, all right? look, given my background, former director of cia, i think it's absolute unavoidable good. but i'll describe what i just described to you in just like they did forward. somewhat almost certain initiative during a time of these just use a cyber weapon to destroy another nation's critical infrastructure. ouch. t
then will america do? what will iran do? what will russia do but i started off, mr. speaker, by making a reference for the first world war, next year we are going to be commemorating the stinking great of the events of august 1914. and those events have a worrying parallel because you have a series of actions and reactions which drew in an escalating fashion one country after another. nobody thought that the assassination of an obscure archduke woodley toward world event. this is a powder keg and we should not be lobbing weapons into the heart of such combustible material. >> we will break away from this british house of commons debate on syria at this point. were expected this debate to continue for several hours with possible votes later today. taking a look at democratic congressman saying there's no vital national security involved, even if it's in government has proved to deliver did use chemical weapons, which -- republican scott wigle tweets what's happening right now in british parliament should be happening in the u.s. congress. moral issue. is a death caused by chemical weapons wors were
information you may have when it comes to how we do this better, how we do it best and how we make america safe. please, read the biographies. i want to thank chris and scott for being here and take a 15 minute break and we will be back at 11:15. thank you. [applause] >> i'm not some sort of antisuburb person who thinks that everyone needs to live in new york city. i was very sensitive coming across as a sort of espresso setting come macondo dwelling easily -- ellitest. i get fed up with a lot of the daily new york city life of lot. i was more drawn to the trends that were undeniable and the fact there is a shift in the way suburban america is perceived by the people that are there is too big of a story to ignore. cia and nsa director michael haydon says they will get worse before they get better. mr. haydon was among the speakers at an event looking at former devotees of the country's electric grid. the bipartisan policy center held the event yesterday in washington, d.c.. this is about 45 minutes. >> good morning. if everybody would take a seat. i am phil krueger at bpc. for those that d
while the nine america extensions and waivers that he has already given to special interests. nothing has been done. let's try something different. medicare, medicaid costs social security all in the same sentence. medicaid is an entitlement. social security and medicare part taxes. we pay for it. and, you know -- >> we did. >> and i have heard comments, if you keep throwing something up against the wall people start believing it. now people believe medicare, to me and say you're a senior citizen, is sam. how come you're take the step from the government. i pay for social security and medicare. and they keep throwing the same thing. [applause] my question to you is what does you go along with in hoss and brandenstein. >> you made a lot of great points. take the mike. go ahead. >> you were quoted as saying to tea party people as the drunken uncle. >> i was referring to republican congressman, nazi party people. a totally, totally out of contracts ." in terms of social security and medicare, no one is able did not pay into it. i did my whole life. most people honestly particularly on me
's strategy toward america. angela alluded to this, i'm not entirely clear what putin wants from the united states. isn't -- i'm wondering from your perspective, steve, is putin interested in u.s.-russia relations or the united some sort of foil for his domestic politics? >> i think what you have seen in the last couple of years. it comes back to the return of pew tone presidency. you have have seen his foreign policy sproach shaped by his perception of what is going on domestically. with the large demonstration putin became a bit unsure where the constituency was. the polls show he's still the most popular person by far in russia. but the polls show that most russians don't want to see him run again in 2018. it seems to me that from about the end you have seen this greater sense of antiamericannism in russia, which has been encouraged bit kremlin and used by the kremlin. the notion that having the united states as a potential adversary out there a rallying point that putin used to secure and build domestic support primarily with the constituencies, i think. it's done in the context putin p
of that problem. the next problem was is that nobody really knew how to handle the protection of health in america. we have starved, the public health agencies at the state level. and of being a governor only nine months prior to that time, i saw a tremendous opportunity, and omb really didn't care that much about what i was doing over at the department. so they gave me a lot of flexibility to build the local and state public health system. so we put it commits amount of money in fat. then anthrax came, and then, of course, everybody was worried about when the threats came. since homeland security had not been created yet, department of health and human services was the place to go. so everybody gave us pretty much a blank check to develop the public health system, the vaccine system. we have not spent any money on food safety. and give your number correctly, i was very passionate about trying to protect our food safe because i figure that was the next place. would only spending about $209 on food safety all over america and we're supposed to protect, we had 80% of the food coming in that was unde
in america. we'll show the entire conversation later on the networks, but here's a preview. >> i think mark raised the question, point out the voting rights is a key issue on the minds of so many people. we've seen, i guess the question i would put out is where to go next based on this? what is next? >> the folks -- we focus right now, focus on three or four big things. we've got to get comprehensive immigration reform through. we have to get section four of the voting rights act restored. we have to raise the minimum wage and perhaps quite frankly race it-ever have before. and then folks are okasan stand your ground law's and racial profiling. and the agenda that comes after the trayvon martin tragedy and, frankly, some of the other tragedies. tragedies. those are four big ones that seem to be right in front of most folks were at that march yesterday but, of course, the part of wider range of issues that we continue to support, there is movement in pushing forward. i think we should have hope that we will in our lifetime see a real renaissance as far as the power of our movement from coast
i wanted to welcome everyone to the new america foundation. i'm thomas gideon, i'm the director of technology at the open technology institute. oti, as some of you may know, is an operational think tank that brings many disciplines together to collaborate on improving access to and control of open technologies. in supporting one of those disciplines, the one directly tasked with the research and development of open technologies such as the commercial wireless project, i especially appreciate the purpose of this event and this event series, this wider multicity, multicontinent series of bringing people of different backgrounds and experiences together. my team's unofficial motto is not even spaceships are built in a vacuum. the technology gists insure that the technology they build serves needs as we find them out in the world. third monday is an event series in more than nine cities now, i think the 10th or 11th just came online, and three continents at last count, and it strives to support close communications. each city brings its own particular character into the mix. here in
attack on america, and we'll shred our fourth amendment, and that would be a catastrophe. >> i agree. >> last word, jeh johnson. >> when it comes to leaks, there really is a big picture point that has to be made. we have a 9/11 or a fort hood or a boston marathon, and everybody in washington asks, what happened? what failed? how can we do better? you're not connecting the dots enough, you're all stove piped. we've got to do a better job of connecting the dots. so our government sets upon doing a better job connecting the dots, and then you get a manning or a snowedden and people say what happened, it's because you connected too many dots and gave too many people access to information. so the pendulum swings back the other way. the problem is and the reality is and a lot of people probably don't want to hear this, if there is somebody determined to commit a criminal act, if there was a summer intern in my office determined to get into my office, which is a skiff, and snatch from my desktop a top secret document and give it to mick isikoff, he'll probably be able to figure out a way to
in north america thant world allowed. everyone claimed they have indian anest i -- an excess try. the reality is these are conversations that people do not want to have. ultimately they come down intimate behavior. no one wants to talk about sex and what happens with sex. nobody wants to talk about lust. nobody wants to talk about desire. we'll see the movies, but we don't want to talk about it. and if we cannot have those basic conversations about the most basic part of who we are as people, how can we talk about these other issues? so for me over my lifetime i have -- i have developed long lasting friendship with a bunch of people. and they have dealt with my flaw, mercifully, i have dealt with theirs. but we have talked honestly. we have gotten to a stage where we could talk honestly about things we really wanted to know. that is the only suggestion i have. >> i would say very quickly we can -- i think we cannot have a serious discussion about race until the black community in this country -- we are involved in psychology warfare. we don't realize that. people ask me what was
. they are trying to harm americans. they are trying to strike america. what we need is all these tools, so you mentioned the value of 702 # versus the value of business records 215. they are different. i make the analogy like a baseball team. you have your most valuable player, but you have players who hit singles every day. >> mr. joyce -- >> i just want to relate to the homeland plots. in the plot to bomb the new york subway system, business record 215 played a role. it identifies specifically a number we did not previously know -- >> it was a critical role? >> what i'm saying is what it plays -- >> undercover work that took place in there? >> yes, there was some undercover work, but what i'm saying is that each tool plays a different role, mr. chairman. i'm not saying that it is the moes important tool. >> wasn't the fbi already aware of the individual in contact? >> yes, we were, but not of that specific telephone number nsa provided us. >> the only reason i go down this, i, you know, we did everything, for example, if we could have security, strip senched everybody, we're not going to do
belongs to one person. it belongs to the people of america. and the first lady should be something of that. >> season 2 features 20, first ladies from the beginning of the 20th century to the president including your calls, facebook comments and tweets beginning at 9:00 on c-span. >> energy secretary ernest moniz says climate change is not debatable and the evidence is overwhelming. earmarks at columbia university in new york, ernest moniz defended president obama's energy policy. his comments are about an hour. >> today i will say a few words starting out with an area in which this region, this institution, maybe all of you can help provide some leadership. unfortunately leadership opportunities that party has its genesis in the tragedy of hurricane sandy and we will come back to the specifics. we saw the devastation of many of the region's critical infrastructures, the defects on the energy infrastructures were amplified by the into dependencies of those infrastructures such as electricity goes up, it turns out getting fuel was kind of tough and frankly that is an example of something th
to all 50 million children in america, not some children who are lucky enough to find some specialized schools or get some money that they can use to buy their way partially into a private school. we should be investing in the teachers. of course, that's the place it starts. we shouldn't be turning education into a market-based enterprise where the students are the products and the teachers are the means of production. we should be treating teachers as professionals, not somebody you hire and fire and go to a temporary agency if you need some more in the fall. we should be investing in teachers, in their professional development. we should be investing in the school -- >> moderator: time's up. holt: -- the public school system. >> moderator: let's talk about the affordable care act, also known as obamacare. it has been hailed as a pan pana for that which ails us, others say that it will drive businesses out of business, it will drive doctors and would-be doctors away from the medical field. your take on it. is the affordable care act the way it's constituted -- and it's been delayed in
that the united states of america will forever have one of the least well-defended networks on this planet. and we will have one of the least well-defended networks on this planet because of james madison and alexander hamilton and all those other good knocke folks who wrote the federalist papers, okay? we have not, we as a people have not yet created a consensus as to what it is we want our government to do up here or what it is we will let our government do up here. down there in the portfolio, okay? usually at this point in the speech with less knowledgeable audiences i pull my iphone out and say, hey, look, give me another 15 minutes, i'll convince you this is the gateway to conflict, and you'll be all scared of your iphone and your blackberry, all right? and i usually get the response from the audience, yeah, he's right. this is -- when i bought my iphone, i was in the apple store, there with my wife two years ago. i'm upgrading here this month. contract's over, new phone. [laughter] so i'm in the apple store over in northern virginia, and you know how it works, young kid comes up to you, he'
prize he came back to america, had the meeting with president johnson and said to the president we need a voters night and he said in effect we don't have enough votes in the congress to pass the act. he said in effect you make me do it. and dr. king joined us in selma and that led -- actually, coming out of the white house we didn't get in the white house until 7:00 at night. he waited until all of the press had gone on and we were coming out about 9:30 and the president's final words were that the president doesn't have as much power as you think he does. and he could not introduce the civil rights voting rights legislation. when we walked down that little road to the west wing i said well dr. king, what do you think? he said i think we have to figure out a way to get this president some power. [laughter] >> was that going to be done through the media? >> he doesn't know but it was a mild mandate that he didn't have the slightest idea but about three or four days later the lady by the name of amelia came from selma and talked to him about the fact that they couldn't have an naacp eman
out, the united states of america. our mandate is to report the truth, not what the pio tells us is the truth. even what the cio thinks is the truth. the truth as we can find it. whether it is the time of an easter egg hunt or a national policy. it's america, the land of the free, the land of the free press. and the people that we serve, the people that we are a conduit for, the public of the united states of america has a right to this information. thank you. >> thank you. tony? [laughter] >> it's funny, whenever we have these constitutions, and is they actually happen a lot, you know, i think we look at them in one of two ways. one we just heard, right, is that the public affairs officers are pretty much, you know, obstacles and ill-informed boobs, and reporters are universeally good and have the interest of the public at heart. or it's the opposite, right? is that, you know, reporters are evil scoundrels looking to embarrass public officials and make mockery of the policy making process, and the only thing standing between this evil horde and the print are public affairs offic
. [applause] we should see them as people who are already building america. because they live with us. their kids are in our school. and our kids are our hope for the future. so, yes, our diplomacy and our diplomats have an obligation to defend our borders. we don't want to see illegal immigration. we should try to stop illegal immigration. but the immigration bill deals with the people already in the country. >> ladies and gentlemen, knick -- nick burns. [applause] thank you. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson, junior was sentenced in thirty month of prison today after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 on personal item. an mother-in-law hearing in federal court in washington jackson said he failed to separate his personal life from his political activity and quote, could not have been more wrong. his wife was sentenced to a year in prison. >>> for nearly twenty five years. most of the time for the "baltimore sun" and covered ten presidential electionses. here he is in october of 1988. >> those of you wise enough to buy my column know
suburban america perceived by people that live there is too big of a story to ignore. >> the earliest extent letter we have, dates to october 1762 and we call it the miss adorable letter because that is how john adams opens the letter. so it is john writing to abigail and he says, miss adorable, by the same token that the bearer here of sat up with laws night i hereby order you to give him as many kisses and as many hours of your company after 9:00 as he shall please to demand and charge them to my account. i presume i have good right to draw upon you for the kisses as i have given two or three million at least. when one has been received and of consequence the accounts between us is immensely in favor of yours. >> more about protecting the nation's electric grid in about an hour here on c-span2 until then, some of the discussion from earlier today. >> good morning. great to be here. let me start out by saying this, i really want to thank the bipartisan policy center for putting this together. i mean as you know, this is the cutting-edge issue right now. when it comes to risk and how
does the program under the prior statute to protect america act look at this exact mechanism of targeting persons overseas and held it against the constitutional challenge. that's why it hasn't been reported a very much but that is an opinion of the court review, arbuckle three that have looked at the program and said that it is unlawful. it's hard for me to imagine an oversight regime that would exceed that. the problem -- >> i don't think you are using that -- >> you have to look at the core to -- court. we were prosecutors and seat to get a first warrant. you go to the judge and present the facts and i am not aware of any country in the world that has anything like the court so you could make it adversarial and slow it down and rest. the problem i think is there's a lack of confidence. it is somewhere below headlights and above right now. >> it's hard for us because in the community we depend on the relationship with the intelligence committee to provide the legitimacy that we need in the program to carry them forward. >> where is the abuse? ayaan understand some people th
bill that create jobs all over america. we will go a little out of order today. senator murray. >> well, what happened just now is that the senate republicans chose gridlocked over jobs. they really chose a obstruction economic growth, and they chose political games over commonsense investment. the day after the house republican transportation housing bill included, and proved that sequestration can't even pass the republican house, senate republican leadership threw a tantrum, and they said it's my way or the highway. and boy, does their highway have a lot of potholes. the senate transportation bill is about creating jobs, investing in families and communities, and laying down a strong foundation for long-term and broad-based economic growth. it is a bipartisan bill. i worked very closely with senator collins to write it. six republicans voted for it in committee. we have an open debate on the senate floor as senator collins said, and we have votes and we accepted amendments from both sides of the aisle. so i am extremely disappointed. and i'm angry that republican leadership thought b
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